Lecturer: Margaret Charleroy
This lecture describes the origins and key elements in public health during the nineteenth and twentieth century. We will discuss themes in the history of public health in America, such as the relationship between humans and the environment, the role of urbanization, the shifting interpretation of disease causation, the significance of bacteriology, and the problems of measuring health.
1- How did developments in bacteriology change the relationship between humans, health, and the environment?
2- Describe factors that shaped the social and medical understanding of a specific disease or public health campaign in the nineteenth or twentieth century America.
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